Tuesday, November 29, 2011

What I Wore Today

mom's old pilgrim collared shirt and vertical striped zip up onesie
matching green socks from H&M and old Steve Madden Boots

trying out this wine colored Revlon lipstick...not sure if I like it yet.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Reinventing the Cheerleader

Remember when cheerleaders were your worst enemy? And you'd avoid them at all costs but they'd somehow find a way to verbally torture you and start rumors about you and ruin your life so you'd plot horrifying acts of revenge against them in order to fulfill your inner rage against the perfect bombshell beauties? Me too! But now that time has passed and you're at different schools or cities or countries or whatever, you've realized you're smarter, more tasteful, overall cooler and most importantly hotter than the "beauties" now turned drunken zit-covered hot messes you once secretly worshiped.

Ladies, it's time to stalk their trash bins and snatch up their old cheerleading outfits and turn what was once a symbol of everything that your rebellious mind once despised, into an adorable (and flattering!) addition to your Sleigh Bells inspired, candy-apple punk rock image

...or at least I did.
I literally searched through at least a hundred vintage cheerleaders skirts in a total of three different vintage and secondhand stores to find the perfect addition to my wardrobe,
this cherry red number...

I figure I'm always going to have to pair it with something a bit...harder in order to get some angst across. For these pictures(below) I braided my hair a bit and sported a lovely bitch face. :]

Friday, November 25, 2011

Hi, my name is Ellen and I've been neglecting my blog...

Alright alright so I admit, my lack of an audience has made me a bit uninspired in the blogging department (although you might be interested in my Tumblr alienaftertaste.tumblr.com which is updated on the daily)
however upon waking up this morning feeling groggy, lazy and ashamed of my lack of productivity as of late, I was inspired by a cute boy in my life to take action and throw myself in some sort of direction. For me, this means back into a world of beauty, inspiration, personal style and best of all, confidence.

So, I got out of bed, downed a cup of hazelnut coffee, made some phone calls and secured a photographer and a couple models for a shoot that's scheduled to take place Thursday afternoon. Expect to see some quirky pictures of some lovely ladies by the coming weekend!

For now, however, I know the few of you who do check Character Chic regularly and have been disappointed with the lack of reading material and/or eye candy, here are a few WIWT pictures that go months back that i failed to post on time. Hopefully they hold you over until the weekend!

p.s. apparently I need to switch up my mirror pose every now and then...